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know you're coming home. you're going back to a very healthy environment again because you've been in a hostile environment for so many hours. >> reporter: the heart-stopping return to earth could take 5 1/2 minutes. and after 25 years of skydiving, felix baumgartner promises this jump will be his last. >> last is probably a safe bet there. >>> that is what's making news this america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a greue
and online. researchers in norway say electric cars may not be better for the environment. the factories which make the cars can emit more toxic waste than conventional ones. they say they require a lot of chemicals. >>> house fire kills 2300 people every year. they injure thousands of others. so today, the consumer product safety commission is releasing a new report on the top causes of home fires and how to prevent them. they are releetsing -- releasing that today. >>> a study suggest the protestant majority is the minority. they say the percentage of protestant adults in the united states is 48%. number of americans with nonreligious affiliations increased from 15 to 20% over the last five years. >>> a children's book called mousetraunat is release today written by the husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords. >>> flu season is here. the county will set up a flu hotline on thursday offering free flu shots on saturday. the hotline is open from 5 to 7 on thursday and you can get a a shot at several location on saturday. and lynette it feels like flu season. >> it's cold and rainy.
their lives to the cause. >> in this remote, unforgiving environment, we all know it would be impossible to clean up an oil spill. we can't risk it. >> if you drop any kind of development because a spill can occur? or do you have systems and backup systems or other backup systems to deal with a spill, which shell does, and be allowed to proceed? >> it's a tough battle, sometimes, to choose. >> reporter: for those who call the arctic home, like point hope, alaska, mayor, steve omittuk, there's no easy answers. >> people need money. they need our economy to come up. but we need our way of life, also. >> reporter: drilling would bring in much-needed jobs. but steve says his community would always rely on life in the sea to survive. >> the ocean is our garden. the animals are our identity of a people. >> reporter: pretty peaceful down here. and down below, our exploration of the arctic's underwater garden continues. there is one final discovery. >> it coral. that is potentially a very exciting find. and away we go. >> reporter: we make our way back to the surface for a closer look at the cat
were welcomed. >> this is what i call a target-rich environment. >> reporter: but not in the cockpit. it wasn't just movies like "top gun." military brass argued fiercely against allowing females in combat aircraft. >> if you want to make a combat unit ineffective, assign some women to it. >> reporter: or so they thought. like it or not, things were about to change. >> the secretary of defense has ordered that all the services permit will tiomen to fly. >> for the air force the young lieutenant who garage waited at the top of her flight training class would be the first. >> i realize not every person wanted this to happen. some did, some didn't. i realize it is pretty irrelevant. >> when i started flying i didn't focus on me being different i focused on trying to do my best. >> reporter: but the pressure and spotlight on the first female combat aviators was enormous. just months after jeanie flynn finished flight school, the navy's first female carrier-based pilot crashed on approach. >> raise your gear. power. eject. eject. >> reporter: her death brought renewed calls of disapproval
the city. >>> and electric cars are better for the environment? listen to this. some researchers say electric cars may not actually be better. and that's because of factories like the electric cars they emit so much more toxic waste than conventional ones. they say production for the environmentally friendly cars require more chemicals. this report was published in the journal of industrial ecology. something to keep in mind this morning. >>> the ravens are used to some of the time away from the field. they are using it to help get promotional things done especially when it comes to help with youth in baltimore. coming up next, where to catch your favorite players as they work out and work to get young people to exercise and eat healthy. what the two vice presidential candidates have to say about their showdown this week. >> so break your mobile phones out and head to our app store and down load the app. temperatures at westminster 45 and cloudy skies. and showers around the area. those will begin to taper off. i will tell you when the sun returns and what we have in store for the we
are coming home. you are going to back -- to a very healthy environment again. because you have been in a hostile environment for so many hours. >> reporter: the heart stopping return to earth could take 5:30 minutes. after years of skydiving, he promises this jump will be his last. >> in more ways than one, maybe. >> yes. let's hope it doesn't end poorly. >> safe travels man. >> "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. the skinny" is ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> hate to be the bearer of bad news here, start off "the skinny," kind of a long-term hollywood marriage unexpectedly headed toward splitsville. danny devito and rhea perlman, are done after 30 years of marriage. and danny devito, star of "taxi" and how many movies, rhea perlman starred as carla the feisty waitress on "cheers" many years ago. have decided after 30 years they're going their separate ways. devito's spokesman confirmed the split. but did not really say why. some speculation, crazy work schedules for something else. no real reasons why they're go
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